Here’s something we’ve been waiting for – a Supergirl television series!

Warner Bros. has really been dominating the television market with its super hero properties.  It started with Smallville, and since then we have Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, iZombie, and Gotham.  Just around the corner is a Teen Titans pilot for TNT, and Lucifer as a pilot for Fox. On Friday we learned that CBS has given a series commitment for Supergirl.

Supergirl,” which is based on characters from DC Comics, comes from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and is exec produced by [Greg] Berlanti, [Ali] Adler and Sarah Schechter. It’s based on the story of Kara Zor-El, who, like her famous cousin, escaped Krypton amid its destruction. She’s been keeping her powers a secret since arriving on Earth, but now — at age 24 — she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Rumor of this series has been floating around since the beginning of the month, but now that CBS has pulled the trigger and given it the okay, I hope this series moves quickly and we see it sooner, rather than later.  If CBS really wanted to get the jump on other networks, they’d consider getting this on the air over the summer. In the past CBS dominated summer programming with Big Brother and The Amazing Race, and a well done Supergirl series kicking off in the summer and continuing into the fall would put the other networks to shame.

Regardless of the release date, let’s hope Warner Bros. learned their lesson with the failed Wonder Woman series.

via Variety


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  1. I hope they can use more characters than Supergirl. While I may not have been a big fan of “Smallville”, some of the episodes I enjoyed were when other DC characters appeared (such as the Legion and the JSA).

    • If Warner Bros. is the parent company for all of the properties involved (CBS, CW and DC Comics), couldn’t they potentially have crossovers from within the DCU shows already in production as a way of sharing / encouraging viewership of all of them?

      (Personally, I’m waiting for the background / bystander cameo by Leonard and Sheldon.)

      • Not exactly. There are a bunch of legal issues that could prevent it.

        But I’d prefer to see some characters that aren’t already on TV or in movies currently, like how they did some of the appearances in “Smallville” with the LSH, JSA, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, etc. I’m not totally against a crossover, I’d just like to see some live-action incarnations of characters that aren’t as well known to non comic fans.

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